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Top U.S. health officials self-quarantine after COVID-19 cases in White House

May 11, 2020 / Eric Sagonowsky
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Welcome to the FiercePharma political roundup, where each Monday we’ll highlight developments in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere that could affect drug pricing and how drugmakers operate. As many businesses in America take steps toward carefully reopening, top U.S. officials guiding the pandemic response are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in the country's most high-profile workplace—the White House. After a White House staffer tested positive for COVID-19, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, M.D.; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, M.D.; and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield, M.D., are going into partial or full quarantines for two weeks, CNN reports.